Andrea Correale

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The humble beginnings of Andrea Correale, one of the finest New York Caterers began during the second half of the twentieth century at the Correale family dinner table. Marie Correale showed her daughter that a table could be beautifully set with creativity on any budget. That is how a classic American dream of passionate entrepreneurship has lead to one of New York’s finest award winning caterers.

Andrea began her entrepreneurial career at the age of 16 when she created an “event staff for hire” company out of her childhood home on Long Island. After receiving her degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management at NYIT, she created Elegant Affairs, a full service off-premise catering and event planning empire.

Fast forward to the 21st century, Elegant Affairs, now a 15,000 square foot facility in Glen Cove, New York, produces over 800 events per year, with Andrea Correale as the creative backbone to the company.

Andrea has used her fierce entrepreneurial skills, and infectious personality to go above and beyond catering to become a lifestyle and entertaining expert for L’Oreal Paris Academy, Ehow.com, Sam’s Club, Celebrations.com (a subsidiary of 1-800 Flowers) and most recently Lenox China. She is known for her innovative food presentations. Her passion is to inspire people to entertain at home with style and ease.

“Every party, be it a small gathering of friends or a gala event for hundreds or thousands, starts with a great idea. That is where my catering expertise begins; with the concept. I began my career with a catering idea – the option of renting out a wait-staff for a private party. This idea had momentum lead to the ability to offer my clients much more.”

Elegant Affairs has satisfied some of the most discriminating palates such as, Mariah Carey, Kevin Spacey, Mitt Romney, P.Diddy, Billy Joel, Russell Simmons, Ivana Trump, Jimmy Fallon, Brooke Shields and L.A Reid. Their corporate resume includes Def Jam Records, Ferrari, Maserati, American Express, Cirque du Soleil, HBO, Niche Media, American Heart Association, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s, House of Vans, The Container Store, UrbanDaddy, FEMA Disaster Relief, Open Road Media, Ralph Lauren, Jimmy Choo, Gucci, Etro, Fendi , Juicy Couture, Everything But Water, Bumble & Bumble, Children’s Medical Fund, Molloy College and NYU.

 Andrea’s television features include programs on Bravo, VH1, MTV, FOX, CBS, NBC, News 12 Long Island and HGTV. Andrea is also a columnist for Hamptons Magazine, 25A Magazine (A Luxury Gold Coast Magazine) and Social Life Magazine

“Elegant Affairs is an ever evolving company of entertainment ideas which are funneled through an exceptional staff of dedicated people. As a partygoer myself, I have witnessed the revolution in entertaining across the board, it’s an exciting, dynamic industry that feeds my life on so many levels as I strive to feed the lives of my clients with the finest New York catered events possible.”

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